Ultrafine Particles and Fumes From 3D Printers: How Dangerous are They?

What You May Have Heard Anyone that’s been active in the 3D printing community for very long has heard the stories. Children having trouble breathing or an asthma attack occurring after prolonged exposure to “toxic fumes” from a 3D printer. There are always alarmists surrounding new technology and 3D printers are not exempt. But how […]

ColorFabb Composite Filament Review

Months ago ColorFabb  Company sent me a sample box of some of their exotic composite filaments to test. These Colofilaments have been the world leader in composite filaments, combining the properties of the wood, metal and carbon, with the printing properties of PLA. Just like Proto Pasta these composite filaments add a new dimension to a […]

SLS, FDM, SLA, LOM… What 3D printer meets your needs?

3D printers are making their way into homes and businesses around the world. As more people shop for 3D printers, they are different type of 3d printer with a wide range of options. All 3D printers work by laying down a layer of material at a time to build a 3D object. The difference in […]

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3D Printer from Hell: MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen

3D Printer from Hell: MakerBot Replicator 5th Gen My first 3D printer, a MakerBot Replicator 5th gen, was almost my last one. I finally decided a year ago to take the plunge and buy my first 3D printer. I thought I did all my research as I decided on a commercial brand of 3D printer […]

The Good, Bad, and Errors of 3D Printing

3D printing is a fine art in a world full of beginners. Fortunately the internet is full of support and sympathetic ears from other printers. There are many ways a print can go from a Pinterest – perfect picture to a plastic spaghetti pile. Recently Simplify 3D released a printing guide that covers the full […]

Possibly the best home 3d printer ever made?

Is Makerbot taking over the industry? With Makerbot Replicator they are putting up a fight! 🙂 The MakerBot Replicator MP05825 Desktop 3D Printer provides a Fifth Generation ease of use and connectivity for your whole familys 3D printing needs. Offering the easiest way to get from 3D model to a perfect print, the MakerBot Replicator’s large build volume accelerates rapid […]